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A new specie of Neoplecostomus (Loricariidae: Neoplecostominae) from Rio de Janeiro coast

Grant number: 12/04263-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2012
Effective date (End): August 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal researcher:Francisco Langeani Neto
Grantee:Arieli Matheus Cherobim
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José do Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil


Siluriformes are among dominant components of Neotropical ichthyofauna, and the Loricariidae corresponds nearly 24% of all described catfishes. Neoplecostominae is one of the six subfamilies of Loricariids and actually is compound by one valid genus: Neoplecostomus, although recent hypotheses suggest different composition and even it is not a monophyletic subfamily. During recent samplings in Rio de Janeiro coast, were collected specimens of a possible new species of this genus. Preliminary analysis revealed some differences between the described species and the collected specimens. The aim of this project is to describe this possible new species of Neoplecostomus. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
CHEROBIM, ARIELI MATHEUS; LAZZAROTTO, HENRIQUE; LANGEANI, FRANCISCO. A new species of the catfish Neoplecostomus (Loricariidae: Neoplecostominae) from a coastal drainage in southeastern Brazil. Neotropical Ichthyology, v. 14, n. 4 2016. Web of Science Citations: 4.

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